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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site? [duplicate]

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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Are questions about other [CryptoNote] coins considered off-topic?

Other coins exist that share code bases with Monero. Will we cater to questions about similar coins as well or is this strictly a Monero only stackexchange?
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Let's not vote up everything, also do not reopen everything

Update: U-R-G-E-N-T! Stop upvoting crap please! This is a serious issue now. Best example of vote-brigading: Monero technology information (10 upvotes and counting) This thread is now featured until ...
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Mixin vs Ring Size

Historically, many SE tags have been inspired from Monero source code (see monero-wallet-cli, monero-wallet-gui, txpool and other examples). I followed the conversation related to this pull request ...
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When is the appropriate time to invite more people to join this beta?

I know that we are in private beta and not yet "open" to the public. However, I believe newcomers can still join now if sent an invitation or by committing first on Area51. Since activity levels are ...
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Just a "Congratulations" to an active community

I just wanted to say that I enjoy how this SE is brimming with activity both on the main site and meta. I love how much voting is going on, yet hope that reviews, flagging and edits are similarly ...
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Good Tags now save a lot of work later!

Since you are just setting out with this SE, you might appreciate to hear about my learning experience: I've been a moderator on Bitcoin.SE for more than two years now, and I have spent a lot of time ...
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GUI tag discussion

monero-core failed as a SE tag because its usage was not always consistent with its intended meaning. For that reason I was happy to see this pull request today from moneromooo-monero with the ...
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Are StackExchange Twitter bots run by StackExchange or the community?

For example who operates these Bitcoin and Ethereum bots? If they are community driven, do I need to ask anyone for permission to create one for Monero? Update: Work in progress (to be activated ...
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Is there any reason to wait before adding tag usage guidance?

Most of our tags currently have no usage guidance. Looking at existing stacks I often notice tags with no guidance. Is there any benefit in us waiting to do this? For example will waiting until tags ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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How can we distribute this Monero Stack Exchange press release in a cost effective manner?

Sample press release below. Content originated from this Azure press release written by fluffyponyza, which I modified prior to asking for community feedback. Please share any recommendations for ...
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Zooko's-Triangle

I was trying to create a tag for "zooko's-triangle" but accidentally created two erroneous tags: "zooko" and "s-triangle" instead. Now under the impression that the apostrophe cannot be included in a ...
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Follow up questions

If your original Stack Exchange question is answered and you have additional follow up questions, please create new Stack Exchange questions to ask them. Comments should not be used for separate ...
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Should two-word tags be separated by dash?

This question has tag currencyexchange, shouldn't be currency-exchange? I've tried to rename it, but it failed to do that.
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Additional Moderators Needed

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, I need to appoint another provisional Moderators to help moderate this site. Ideally, ...
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Are questions about OpenAlias considered off-topic?

OpenAlias is a project by the Monero core team but is not specific to Monero. Should we consider it off-topic when the question is not directly related to its usage with Monero?
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Cleaning up low quality posts

There are a lot of low quality posts about issues that can be resolved by following guides that are already present on the StackExchange. In addition, there's a lot of questions pertaining to similar ...
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Is it considered on topic to ask about the dev's or the community, rather than specifically about Monero?

For example, I'd like to know the security/crypto/tech publications to which the dev's subscribe. For that matter, those in the community (dev's or not) who are technically savvy and are getting ...
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Can we get communtiy ads?

Community ads allow a stack exchange site to advertise various community resources on the side bar. For example, we could advertise the reddit community, or the forum funding system. We can also ...
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Affiliate codes and self promotion

Please do not post answers containing affiliate codes or affiliate links. If your answer is deleted once please do not post the same answer again and expect different results. You should try deleted ...
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Improving tag wikis and usage guidance

Based on the success of a similar effort on Ethereum SE lets apply the same process developed by 5chdn here. Priority List Tags used more than 25 times** These tags should have both a good usage ...
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What is Monero Meta?

I saw it in my profile and went to check it out but don't understand what the difference is with here. It also doesn't allow Monero tags.
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Not accepting answers

Looking at the questions with answers that have not been accepted, many of them are from the same 2-3 people. In some cases people asking questions may be waiting for better answers. However in other ...
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Technology vs Business site category

Currently Monero and Ethereum are both categorized as technology sites Bitcoin is categorized as a business site I can see the rational for both categories. How can we compare the relative ...
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How can we encourage more Questions/Day?

Our answer % and visits per day stats remains healthy both of which help make Stack Exchange very useful for the community. At some point there was a GitHub conversation (I cannot find the link at ...
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Addressing the "I just lost a lot of money in Monero. Should I sell?" question

As most of you already know, StackExchange's biggest draw is how it populates Google's search engine with Monero content, so when people type "Why is my Monero wallet doing X?" the answer quickly ...
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Discussion about moderation decisions belong in meta

Extended discussion about moderation decisions belong in meta, not in question comments or in answers themselves. Recently some of my moderation decisions have been questioned by a new participant in ...
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Thank you comments

If someone provides a helpful answer you can upvote it. There is no reason to make "thank you" comments underneath answers or thank people in advance by saying "thank you" or "thanks" when asking a ...
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Idea: Moneropedia Mondays

Moneropedia is sorely lacking. I propose that each Monday, we ask questions about topics on Moneropedia, and then add the answers to it! We could set topics to provide more focus and create really ...
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions and Reference Answers

Inspired by this, here is a list of frequently asked questions grouped by topic: Here are some provisional categories: What is Monero? Privacy Security Scalability Mining Daemon Command Line, ...
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Dealing with specific user patterns

So I've noticed one user who often comes, asks questions, and disappears. I believe many of those questions are not actual problems the user is facing but just for the sake of asking, and many of them ...
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IRC/SE relay bot

Being new to SE chat, I would like to hear opinions from others of any pros/cons of this recent idea of adding an IRC relay bot.
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tail-emission tag modification

I disagree with the edit that a changed "tailemission" tag to "tail". Instead I agree with the logic here: Should two-word tags be separated by dash? Applying the above rule, "tailemission" should ...
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Where can I post a guide about how to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 for monero?

I just registered here, because I want to tell people how to install latest release on a RPI 3. Any suggestion where I can post a guide?
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IRC-Relay: Please remove noise

Since my messages in the chat room are drowining in noise, here I will repeat it on meta. Please remove the noise from the IRC-relay. There is no point in relaying IRC Ping Timeouts, Joins, Quits, ...
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Is there a need for Legacy CryptoNote tag preservation?

Monero has now abandoned some of the legacy CryptoNote terminolgy it inherited. As a result some new master tags were created. As an example monero-wallet-cli has replaced simplewallet in Monero v0....
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Benefit of "Monero compared to X" questions

Is there any benefit to the "How does Monero compare to X coin" questions that keep popping up? For example: https://monero.stackexchange.com/questions/2292/how-is-monero-different-than-ethereum ...
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Need help to understand the downvotes in SHA-256 question and answer

The question is here. There was obviously immediate interest, due to quick down-voting in the first hour the question existed. Please help me understand. My technical prowess isn't the best, but it ...
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Is this MRL question too specific, too advanced, or too narrow, etc.?

One of my questions is unanswered. Perhaps there are very few people who would know how to adequately answer it. Is it "okay" to leave a question this specific unanswered? I'm wondering if I should ...
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What is the preferred tag: mempool, memory-pool or txpool?

I noticed when asking a regular question that there's both a mempool (used 2 times) and memory-pool tag (used 5 times)? I went with memory-pool, but what is actually the preferred one? Shouldn't one ...
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Why did this Shadowcash question get downvoted to -5?

I think the question is relevant, was the answer incorrect? How was the faulty ShadowCash implementation of ring signatures repaired in February 2016? In particular, questions like this will keep ...
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Tags for important but seldom-discussed topics

One tag in particular is "Orphaned-blocks." There is no tag for this. It would be nice to be able to search on that tag. The concept is central to proof-of-work and scaling and network limitations. ...
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When the help center says meta is for reporting bugs, does it mean bugs in the StackExchange page or bugs in monero software?

The help center says meta is for reporting bugs. Per an answer to this question, it seems like the bugs to be reported should be with the StackExchange monero page itself and not the monero software. ...
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Any interest in a Monero FAQ list organized by categories?

The idea is not my own. I saw 5chdn post about it on Reddit and thought it was a good idea. I am willing to spend time organizing some questions into categories if people like the idea. However some ...
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Need for cold wallet instructions instead of an external link

This question is an important one for which I think a detailed answer needs to be on Stack Exchange itself. The answer links to a thorough but external guide But for an actual, detailed response, ...
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bitmonerod/simplewallet tag renamming

Since bitmonerod and simplewallet will be named monerod and monero-wallet-cli respectively in the next release.
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Mining hardware mega thread question

What are people's thoughts of starting a mining hardware comparison mega thread question? Something that would have to be curated, but would allow for people to comment or answer what h/s they get ...
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Ringsize or ring-size

Following this discussion mixin was changed to ring-size Should we change ring-size to ringsize based on this GitHub pull request? Should ring size be one ringsize or two ring-size words on Stack ...
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